Jun 9, 2012 11:00 AM
TUCSON - The winds and heat crank up again to start the weekend.
The 17th day of triple digit temperatures is on deck for game 2 of the NCAA Super Regionals between the Arizona Wildcats and visiting St. John's Red Storm, according to Meteorologist John Patrick. If you're heading out to support the Wildcats this afternoon don't forget to wear the white and drink plenty of water because by first pitch we'll already be nearing the triple digit mark. A forecast high 102 should give the bat cats a hot advantage this afternoon.
An approaching cold front will kick the winds up today sustained out of the southwest at 15-25mph with gusts nearing 40mph possible. If you are heading out on the roadways be cautious of a strong crosswind and blowing dust. Combine the windy conditions with the existing dry air and you get a high fire danger. A Red Flag Warning is in effect for southern Arizona starting at noon and lasting until 8pm on Saturday. Another breezy one is in store for Sunday.
Expect plenty of sunshine over the next seven days with daytime highs bouncing around from 100-105. Overnight lows will offer a little relief from the heat as they drop down into the mid to upper 60s.